Place of Birth: San Diego, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 12, 2001
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% mix of English, German, Scottish, and Irish
Raymond Ochoa is an American actor. He voiced the lead character, Arlo, in the 2015 Pixar film The Good Dinosaur. He is the brother of actors Ryan Ochoa, Rick Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, and Destiny Ochoa.
Raymond has described himself as a “white Mexican.” He also has an Italian-American maternal grandmother, a Jewish paternal great-grandfather, a Filipino maternal great-grandfather, and a maternal great-grandmother who was of English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
The surname Ochoa is usually of Basque origin.
Raymond’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of William Solgonick and Mary Isabel Garcia. Raymond’s great-grandfather William was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish/Ukrainian Jewish parents, Louis Solgonick, from Kruti, and Kat/Katie Rosen, from Zhitmoir. Raymond’s great-grandmother Mary was of Mexican descent, and was the daughter of Pedro E. Garcia and Mary Calmenero/Colmernero.
Raymond’s maternal grandfather is the son of Dalmacio/Alex Mayo Espero and Mary Grace Wilson. Raymond’s great-grandfather Dalmacio was born in Municipality of Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. Raymond’s great-grandmother Mary had English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of Ira Elmer Wilson and Jane Sophia Reener.
Raymond’s maternal grandmother is Arlene Frances DeRenzi (the daughter of Mario Frank Derenzi/De Renzi and Doralba Juliana Pignataro). Arlene was born in California. Mario was the son of Grazioso/Gray Bimgnamo Derenzi/De Renzi, from Verbicaro Cosenza Province, Calabria, Italy, and of Lena Antoinette Mangano, whose family was also Italian. Doralba was also the daughter of Italian parents, from Calabria, Salvatore Pignataro, from Verbicaro, Cosenza, and Josephine Helen Lucchesi.
Sources: Interview with Raymond’s brother Ryan about their background – http://sdjewishjournal.com
Marriage record of Raymond’s paternal great-grandparents, William Solgonick and Mary Isabel Garcia – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Raymond’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Grace Wilson – https://www.genealogy.com
Genealogy of Raymond’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Jane Sophia (Reener) Wilson (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Raymond’s maternal great-grandmother, Doralba Juliana (Pignataro) DeRenzi – https://www.thereporter.com